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Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/12/2018 8:20 am
Better at basketball than Larry Bird.

Personal friends with Rod Stewart.

Discuss.
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The cream always rises to the top  
LawrenceTaylor56 : 1/12/2018 8:21 am : link
Ohh Yeahh
I always thought..  
FatMan in Charlotte : 1/12/2018 8:24 am : link
Leapin Lenny Poffo was the smarts in that family:)
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pjcas18 : 1/12/2018 8:25 am : link
In comment 13784254 FatMan in Charlotte said:
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Leapin Lenny Poffo was the smarts in that family:)


Lanny
Tito Santana = nothing but garbage  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/12/2018 8:27 am : link
Gene Okerlund right here is a crying towel.
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Britt in VA : 1/12/2018 8:28 am : link
In comment 13784251 LawrenceTaylor56 said:
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Ohh Yeahh


Indeed...

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Macho Man was great  
Banks : 1/12/2018 8:30 am : link
He even saved us from the rapture
Elizabeth.  
Beezer : 1/12/2018 8:33 am : link

That is all.
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mfsd : 1/12/2018 8:57 am : link
Miss him  
Route 9 : 1/12/2018 9:01 am : link
RIP Randy savage. Missed a week of work to mourn his loss in 2011.
I heard that the company that makes Viagra....  
Britt in VA : 1/12/2018 9:05 am : link
actually preserved a couple drops of his blood to produce billions of pills. That's the secret ingredient.
I would say he definitely added weightlifting  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/12/2018 9:06 am : link
to his workouts. Didn't Pete Rose say Savage was a lunatic who was great to have in bench-clearing brawls?
Wrestling was so much more fun back then.  
Brown Recluse : 1/12/2018 9:08 am : link
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RE: Elizabeth.  
LauderdaleMatty : 1/12/2018 9:11 am : link
In comment 13784273 Beezer said:
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That is all.


Met her. Used to work out at a gym I went to. Sadly she got back in the biz and it destroyed her.
Savage was YEARS ahead of his time  
mac attack : 1/12/2018 9:12 am : link
He was the best talker in an era where guys like Piper, Heenan, Flair could talk anybody in the door.

His style was unmatched. He knew how to work face and heel and could switch one to the other mid match.

If it wasnt for Hogan, Savage would have been ions more popular across the country, but Hogan got to WWF just before Savage did.

In the ring, he is arugably the best, but many default to HBK as the best in-ring. I'll take Savage.

His death hit me hard. He had just signed a WWE Legends deal and it was certain he would come back to TV at some point, however it wasnt meant to be. I remember the last time I ever saw him was sitting about 8 rows behind home plate for a Mets spring training game in Port St. Lucie, the guy loved baseball.
One of the best ever  
GiantTuff1 : 1/12/2018 9:22 am : link
My wife and I were Macho Man and Elizabeth for Halloween last year as a tribute to him and we got inundated with requests for photos, and won two separate couples competitions I think in part because the costume was good, but the theatrics of the Macho Man is such a smile-inducing memory for so many people you just cannot help laughing and enjoying it.

The guy was sheer insanity concentrated in a laser beam.
Wrestlemania III  
NYG27 : 1/12/2018 9:28 am : link
I still think to this day that his WM3 match with Ricky The Dragon Steamboat for the IC Title, was easily the best technical wrestling match I have ever seen.
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mfsd : 1/12/2018 9:38 am : link
In comment 13784374 NYG27 said:
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I still think to this day that his WM3 match with Ricky The Dragon Steamboat for the IC Title, was easily the best technical wrestling match I have ever seen.


100%, remember the match to this day.
HBK and Savage were good  
SHO'NUFF : 1/12/2018 9:39 am : link
But Bret Hart was EXCELLENT. And Curt Hennig was PERFECT.
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SHO'NUFF : 1/12/2018 9:42 am : link
In comment 13784395 mfsd said:
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I still think to this day that his WM3 match with Ricky The Dragon Steamboat for the IC Title, was easily the best technical wrestling match I have ever seen.



100%, remember the match to this day.


I remember that feud with the whole throat smash and Steamboat acting like he couldn't talk. He won on a small package variation from a back breaker reversal.

III was Hogan v Andre, too.
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Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/12/2018 9:48 am : link
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I still think to this day that his WM3 match with Ricky The Dragon Steamboat for the IC Title, was easily the best technical wrestling match I have ever seen.



100%, remember the match to this day.



I remember that feud with the whole throat smash and Steamboat acting like he couldn't talk. He won on a small package variation from a back breaker reversal.

III was Hogan v Andre, too.


the great thing about the Steamboat angle was that Savage was such a d-bag that long retired Bruno Sammartino went after him!
YOU PIECE OF SLIME!!!!  
Britt in VA : 1/12/2018 10:04 am : link
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T-Bone : 1/12/2018 11:13 am : link
In comment 13784397 SHO'NUFF said:
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But Bret Hart was EXCELLENT. And Curt Hennig was PERFECT.


I was going to say... best in ring technician for my money is Brett Hart... followed by Chris Benoit... Hennig was very good too.
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mac attack : 1/12/2018 11:17 am : link
In comment 13784583 T-Bone said:
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But Bret Hart was EXCELLENT. And Curt Hennig was PERFECT.



I was going to say... best in ring technician for my money is Brett Hart... followed by Chris Benoit... Hennig was very good too.


Bret was my #1 growing up. Looking back, his matches are so well thought out and executed (no pun). They really did tell a story in the ring. I just wish he had a little but more pizzazz or flashiness. He was a little too technical.

Hennig may be the greatest to never hold a world title. Shame. Mr. Perfect was an amazing gimmick and he nailed it. Both He and Savage were also GEMS on commentary as well.
One of the GOATS.  
Dave in Hoboken : 1/12/2018 11:26 am : link
Outside of Flair, HBK is in the in-ring GOAT, IMO.
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Matt M. : 1/12/2018 11:26 am : link
In comment 13784313 mfsd said:
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I knew he played baseball, but I thought he never made it out of the minors and I never saw a baseball card for him before. He was a so-so player, who I believe was derailed by injury.
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Matt M. : 1/12/2018 11:27 am : link
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I knew he played baseball, but I thought he never made it out of the minors and I never saw a baseball card for him before. He was a so-so player, who I believe was derailed by injury.
Scratch that - I just realized those are all minor league stats.
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mfsd : 1/12/2018 11:31 am : link
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I knew he played baseball, but I thought he never made it out of the minors and I never saw a baseball card for him before. He was a so-so player, who I believe was derailed by injury.

Scratch that - I just realized those are all minor league stats.


If memory serves, the story was he injured his right throwing shoulder badly in a home plate collision in the minors, then actually learned to throw lefty to try and extend his career, but only lasted another year or so in the minors.

Soon after, of course, he started his wrestling career...must have found some good "vitamins" to bulk up into the Macho Man

obviously, just realized it actually says exactly that  
mfsd : 1/12/2018 11:33 am : link
on the back of that baseball card (learning to throw lefty)
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Pete in 'Vliet : 1/12/2018 11:35 am : link
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"has improved his swing by dropping his elbow" HA!
craving  
Les in TO : 1/12/2018 12:59 pm : link
a slim jim
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Matt M. : 1/12/2018 1:31 pm : link
In comment 13784615 mfsd said:
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on the back of that baseball card (learning to throw lefty)
That's what I had read as well. He was a decent player. It's kind of funny looking at him as a wrestler, but he had no pop as a hitter. He was a decent stick, but no power. I think he tried playing 1B after he hurt his shoulder and with no pop it didn't last long.
Man, I forgot how funny he was in interviews  
Matt M. : 1/12/2018 1:32 pm : link
That video was funny.
Father  
old man : 1/12/2018 1:41 pm : link
Angelo was a wrestler. Athletic, and would mix it up good with the tough guys, and had a showbiz side as well. Lanny took the fathers athletic style, Randy took the heal and show is side.
I might be wrong but I think the father did NOT want him to go into wrestling, knowing promoters would screw you over in a heart beat, and they tested your wrestling love by how long you would tolerate the cutting. Weird.
Fortunately, he was marketable and the kinder, gentler side of wrestling came along, then also did HHogan and the sizzle over steak era(along with 'roids) came along.
Flair, Macho, Ultimate Warrior, Hogan, JYD were my favorites.
One of the GOAT  
Jay on the Island : 1/12/2018 7:09 pm : link
I was a kid during the best years of wrestling with Hogan, Macho Man, Ultimate Warrior, and Bret Hart.
Sweeping professional wrestling clean...  
Bobby Humphrey's Earpad : 1/12/2018 8:53 pm : link
watch Macho start to lose his shit on Okerland at 1:01 for flirting with Elizabeth.
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